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Multifocal Lens: Restoring Vision For Cataract Patients in South Carolina

Multifocal LensesFDA Clinical Trials Show 80% of Patients Are Spectacle FREE after surgery.

Multifocal Lenses such as ReSTOR and Tecnis are foldable IOLs that represent breakthrough technology because of their unique, patented optic design, which allows patients to experience the highest level of freedom from glasses ever achieved in IOL clinical trials.

Multifocal IOLs use a combination of three complementary technologies: apodization, diffraction and refraction, to allow patients to experience a full range of high quality vision without the need for reading glasses or bifocals. This range of vision is achieved through the optical properties of the IOL.

During U.S. clinical trials, the results were remarkable:

80% of patients reported that after lens implant surgery with ReSTOR lenses, they no longer needed glasses or contact lenses to see clearly at all distances.
94% said they could drive and read the paper without contacts or glasses.
Nearly 94% were so satisfied that they would have the procedure again.


Toric Lens Implants

Toric Lens ImplantsMany patients suffer from a common eye condition known as astigmatism. Often astigmatism can lead to blurred or impaired vision if it becomes moderate or severe. The cause of the blurred and impaired vision is the result of the eye’s cornea having an irregular shape. A normal cornea and lens has a circular shape (like that of a basketball), whereas an eye with astigmatism has a longer more oval shape (like that of a football).

Carolina Cataract & Laser Center is pleased to offer Toric lens implants for astigmatism correction after cataract surgery. The recent advancements in Intraocular Lens (IOL) technology have now made it possible to provide an effective solution for patients that have astigmatism. Until recently, patients that were IOL candidates and had astigmatism, had no option built into the lens, which would correct the astigmatism aspect of their visual condition. Surgeons would typically perform refractive surgery or LASIK after the insertion of an IOL to correct the complete visual picture. If patients did not have astigmatism correction after IOL implantation then contacts or glasses would be required to deal with the astigmatism. With advancements in the optics of IOLs the manufacturers have now been able to accommodate for astigmatism.

Clinical Study Data for the Acrysof IQ Toric®

  • 94% of patients achieved uncorrected distance of 20/40 or better
  • Improved contrast sensitivity in low-light situations
  • Significant reduction in both spherical and total high order abberations
  • Improved functional vision in challenging environments such as night driving, glare and fog

 


Treatment

Premium lenses are implanted through a highly refined surgical procedure at a local surgery center. During surgery the aging lens is removed from the eye and replaced with a permanent intraocular lens. New technology and surgical advancements have made surgery a relatively quick, painless outpatient procedure. David T. Vroman, Millin C. Budev, MD, Kristiana D. Neff, MD and Michelle S. Ying, MD are known leaders in the field of lens implantation, already helping thousands of patients achieve visual freedom. Your surgeon will discuss all of your options with you in detail to determine the best plan for your individual needs.

Call today for more information or to schedule an appointment to discuss options for experiencing your own visual freedom: (843) 797.3676.